Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Drill/Driver

Last Toolsday (a.k.a. Tuesday), we asked you to identify a piece of machinery with a liquid reservoir on top. Many people thought it was a laminator or some kind of printing machine. Both are sort of close, but not really.  It is a bookbinder’s gluing machine. The reservoir holds water to help keep the viscosity of the adhesive consistent.    

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is 4EyesJim who thought it was a glueing machine. Congratulations 4EyesJim, you’ve got one week to reply to the email that we sent you before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Milwaukee cordless drill driver. This 3/8″ drill is powered by a lithium ion battery that gets to a full charge in just 30 minutes. Its compact, lightweight design delivers 250 lbs of torque and it is the only tool in its class with an all-metal locking chuck. The on-board fuel gauge displays remaining battery time, and the built-in L.E.D.  light illuminates your work surface.  

To win the Milwaukee cordless drill driver, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the old tool pictured below is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Have you got a honey-do list the length of your arm and don’t know where to begin?  We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common household fixes and put together easy step-by-step instructions just so you can “git r done”. We’ve covered plumbing tasks like toilet repair and clogged drains; how to unstick a stuck window, how to replace a cracked tile, and even how to fix furniture that your dog chewed up.  

On Tuesday, March 20, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until March 20, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Milwaukee cordless drill driver.  

Official Rules.

1,012 Responses

  1. moodyvega says:

    Looks like a cooking spatula..

  2. drounds67 says:

    A clamp device

  3. Jeff says:

    Some sort of press to glue things together.

  4. Willt says:

    It's drying form.

  5. patrick says:

    banjo compass

  6. Joni says:

    Part of a rutter for a boat

  7. LukeBN says:

    Boot stitcher

  8. JnT says:

    Form for molding wood to for a mandolin

  9. Tim Brown says:

    looks like a homemade turkey call

  10. Kvon says:

    It's a scribing tool

  11. Ed S. says:

    ice pick

  12. Alea says:

    Fiddle mold!

  13. jane says:

    leather punch

  14. aaron says:

    somekind of scribing tool, maybe a compass of some sort

  15. Caposhi says:

    This is used in rug making. It is a wooden rug hooking tool, rug needle hooker shuttle.

  16. Nancy says:

    antique rug shuttle

  17. John B says:

    It looks broken.

  18. WWDave says:

    Violin mold

  19. Diane S. says:

    A Set of dividers.

  20. the_suspect says:

    pick for ice sculpture carving

  21. Debra says:

    It looks like a clamp. it has a space that looks like a slot to hold something.

  22. Richard G says:

    A device to measure depth of something.

  23. Terry says:

    Sewing Awl

  24. Arnold says:

    have no idea will be looking for the answer next tuesday

  25. greg williams says:

    Some sort of tool used in the maritime trades.


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